Nova Dutra, São Silvestre e Vila Nova - Sustainable Carbon
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Nova Dutra, São Silvestre e Vila Nova

Education and Culture

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Nova Dutra, São Silvestre and Vila Nova ceramic factories, located in the State of Rio de Janeiro, previously used heavy crude oil as fuel to fire their ceramic pieces. The latter is a fossil fuel derived from petrol, which emits soot when burnt, damaging the respiratory system. Furthermore, heavy oil is highly polluting and contributes to global warming. Faced with this situation, in 2006 the ceramic factories decided to switch their kiln fuel to renewable biomass a clean source of energy), such as wood residues. Apart from reducing GHG emissions and, consequently, generating carbon credits, this switch promotes sustainable development in the surrounding community.

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Location

Project location

Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil

Project Type

Renewable Biomass

Ecosystem

Mata Atlântica

Major Cobenefit

Education and Culture

Standards

VCS + SOCIALCARBON

Registry

Verra Registry

MOLDING THE FUTURE

Ever since its foundation, Nova Dutra factory has been working in partnership with the ECFA NGO to transform the future of people in communities of Rio de Janeiro state. The factory has already impacted more than 800 community members through organization of cultural activities. Today, the factory gives free artisanal crafts lessons to the community through two teachers, employed under the “Ceramics Lessons” project. According to Ms. Ione, one of the teachers, “I was unemployed, and I decided to do a one-year ceramics course, which Nova Dutra provided to me. This way, I had the chance to begin working, and today I am employed by the factory, teaching ceramics artisanal crafts to other people from the community”.

SOCIALCARBON Standard Performance

The hexagon demonstrates the continuous improvement of the project during all verification periods. The Social Carbon Standard encourages the reinvestment of a percentage of the income from the carbon credits in socioenvironmental benefits, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Social Carbon: far beyond carbon, it is social equality.

To calculate the Hexagon, the average of the values of each resource per Point of the projects was made.

Through the ceramic I am employed, thank God.

— Tatiana (Ceramist)

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